Wed, 24 October 2012
Topic: Inventions which were Inspired by Science Fiction movies, books or TV.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the October 24, 2012 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 66 minutes] This panel discussion was recorded before a live audience on June 2, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Science Fiction and Fantasy convention ConCarolinas.
 Japan's biggest mobile operator will launch a real-time translation service that lets people chat over the telephone in several different languages. The application for NTT DoCoMo subscribers will give two-way voice and text readouts of conversations between Japanese speakers and those talking in English, Chinese or Korean with a several-second delay, the firm said. Voice-to-text readouts will soon be available in French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai.